7 Things to Keep Your Kids Occupied with Over the CNY Long Weekend


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Whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year or not, this long weekend provides a great opportunity to spend quality time bonding with your little ones. Don’t worry if you’ve come up empty thinking about what to do, we’ve got some ideas that can help you!

Here are 7 things you can do with your little ones over the long weekend!

1. Catch a Movie

Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle [Source: Universal Pictures]

If like us, you feel there is so many movies but so little time to actually get around to watching them, then now is a great time to catch one! And instead of staying at home, you can make a date out of it and drop by a movie theatre, where you catch movies like Frozen 2, Doctor Dolittle and Spies in Disguise on the big screen!

RELATED: 9 New Kids-friendly Movies to Expect in 2020

2. Set Off on a Short Getaway

Bali - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Bali - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan [Source: planetware]

Now it might be too late to get plane tickets for a little holiday far away from home but that doesn’t mean you can’t go on a short getaway from home, after all, there are so many places you can go without a plane ticket! Places like Bali, Bintan, Johor, and Kuala Lumpur!     

RELATED: 6 Short Family-Friendly Getaways from Singapore

3. Plan a Staycation

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Source: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

If you don’t have enough time to get away from our little red dot for a little vacation, you can indulge yourself in a staycation instead. Put your mind off all the things you have to be doing—laundry, dishes, accounts—and instead think about all the things you could be doing—ziplining at Sentosa, get splashing at Wild Wild Wet and even exploring the ruins at Fort Canning!

RELATED: 8 Amazing Kids-friendly Spots for a Family Staycation in Singapore

4. Swing by Changi Airport

Changi Airport celebrates Chinese New Year
Source: Changi Airport

You can always find something to do at Changi Airport even if you’re not planning to fly off on a vacation and this festive season, you’ll also be able to find a series of Chinese New Year-themed horticulture displays around the airport. Not only will you be able to take a bunch of keepsake pictures, you’ll also be able to take part in craft activities such as creating Festive Mementos and molding zodiac animals with clay!

RELATED: A Guide to Chinese New Year 2020 Celebrations in Shopping Malls in Singapore

5. Pack a Picnic

Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park [Source: National Parks Board]

A gentle breeze, a scenic view, enough space for your little tots to run around and food to keep your tummies filled, if this is how you imagine your afternoon (or evening) to be, then a picnic is your ideal outing. Where to go? Your choices are aplenty, from Pasir Ris Park with its vast green fields to West Coast Park, where one of the biggest playgrounds in Singapore is.

RELATED: 6 Best Parks to Visit in Singapore with Your Little Ones

6. Camp the Night Out

Pulau Ubin
Source: TimeOut Singapore

This long holiday might be a good opportunity to forget about your tablets, comfy beds and mosquito-less sleep and introduce your little ones to the experience of camping out in the wild. If you want the whole package—roasting marshmallows and sharing nostalgic childhood stories with your kids over the campfire—you’ll need to apply for permission beforehand.

7. Go Flower Viewing

Gardens by the Bay - Dahlia Dreams
Source: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a paradise for nature-lovers, whether you want to marvel at the indoor waterfall or take a walk in a zen garden. If you visit now, you will also be able to feast your eyes on Dahlia Dreams – The Heavenly Race.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Flower Dome will be displaying different types of dahlias—decorative, ball, cactus, etc.—with exquisite pavilion, striking archway and Mosaiculture displays scattered around the conservatory.


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day



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